Thursday, May 23, 2019

Enjoy The Little Things

Happy Thursday, Crafty Doodle Friends!  Life got in the way of my crafting and well, you get it!  Anywho, I'm back with some new finds at  If you haven't heard about Picket Fence Stamps... OMG!  These beautiful and whimsically drawn stamp images are just precious.  I just picked up BFF Girl Avery and love how cute she looks! 

For this card, I used one of my favorite techniques... stamping on printed paper.  Follow allow to see how this all came about.

I first cut a 3.75" x 5" piece of printed paper.  I had some beige newsprint type paper in my scrap pile that I used for this card.  

Next, I stamped BFF Girl using my Misti.  Because her dress is a solid, the Misti allows you to stamp several times without having to try to align your stamp each time.  After stamping her in black, I stamped over the image in brown as well to soften the lines and color.  

Then the fun begins.  I colored this cutie with Copics and used a white pencil to fill in her collar.  I even colored her dress to give it a hint of color.

From here, it's smooth sailing.  I used the Honey Bee Stamp set "Enjoy" to stamp the large enjoy sentiment.  Then I stamped some of the smaller words on a white strip and trimmed them into blocks.  I used Scrapbook Adhesive's 3D Adhesive Foam Squares to pop up the strips under the word Enjoy.  And for a little "extra" I used a white gel pen to give the word "enjoy" some shine.

I hope you found this card fun and easy to make.  I encourage you to look at some of your patterned paper for your next card.  Check out the new stamps, dies and more at and 
Happy Crafting!

Friday, May 10, 2019

Just a Note...

Hello!  I missed you all last week!  I was super busy between work, the kids soccer, gymnastics, lacrosse, softball, and to top it off my youngest made her First Communion.  Whew!  Getting crafty had to wait a little bit, but this week I was able to make some time and get inky! 

Today's card features the Altenew Wonderland Stamp and Stencil Set.  I am really in love with the possibilities and techniques the stencil aspect to this set provides.  This card was easy to create and would be great for making multiple gift sets in various colors too...

To create this card I started by stamping the flowers and sentiment onto a panel of white cardstock.  I then adhered the matching stencils over the flowers and used a mix of fun bright Distress Oxide and Distress Inks to blend together.  I also added a few splashes of water and grey ink.  Personally I needed some shine to this card, so I used some chunky glitter along the tops of the flowers.  Once everything was dry I adhered it to a white cardstock base and viola!

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!  I hope I've inspired you to try these new stamp and stencil sets, and don't forget to share what you're making over in our Facebook group!

Happy Crafting!

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Dream Big!

Hi everyone!  It's Julissa of Paper Gems by Jules here to share a beautiful card using a couple of different stamps from  I'm sharing this today because I wanted to celebrate my 40th birthday with all of you.  When I started crafting, I just enjoyed making scrapbooks of my family trips.  Eventually my boys grew up and didn't want to take pictures, so I started making cards.  So now, I've been making cards for about 2 years and I love it.  This year, I made some life goals...

One was to become a design team member.  Crafty Doodle Chick has been a great place to start my dream.  The fun variety of stamps and creativity have been inspirational.  This weekend, I used a little stamp by Altenew called "Dream Big" and a sentiment stamp by Gina K. Designs', called "Scripty Sayings."  Sometimes just a little thing can make things big!

Because this stamp is little,  there's plenty of room to embellish, even on an A2 sized card.  For this card, I started by using a pink scalloped printed paper in a soft pink.  Because the paper was a light color, I was able to stamp on it like you might a plain piece of white paper.  I used my Tim Holtz' Nature's Elements stamp on the bottom.  Using second and third generation stamping, it made a subtle background.  To add a little more depth, I used a navy ink on the top edges to give the impression of a sky.  Last, I stamped the beautiful sentiment in Night of Navy of Stampin' Up. 

Finally, we get to the beautiful butterfly.  I first stamped it with Gina K. Black Amalgam ink.  The next layer was "Pretty In Pink" by Stampin' Up and last I used "Night of Navy" by Stampin' Up.  Using the matching die, I cut the stamped butterfly, but I also die cut three more to layer under this on and give it dimension when adhering it to the center of the card.  To add a little more, I tied some navy twine around the bottom portion of the card.  For the final step, I adhered my work to a pink A2 size card.Thank you so much for joining me today and on this crafty journey in life.  I am so blessed to have the time and ability to craft and my wish is that you do too!Happy crafting and remember to DREAM BIG!

Friday, April 26, 2019

Foil and Foam

Are you in love with foil like I currently am?  It's Lisa here and today I'm sharing a card I created using the new to the store Deco Foil White Foam Adhesive and the Deco Foil Transfer Sheets in Rainbow Shattered Glass.  These products are way easier than you might think they are to use.  To create your own personalized foiled letter, shape, image all you have to do is cut it out of the adhesive foam, peel one side of the adhesive backing off, stick it to the foil sheet, rub and viola!

For my card, believe it or not, I gained all of my inspiration after looking at this sentiment from The Stamp Market Just Wonderful Stamp Set.  So I started by stamping the sentiment in the middle of my card.  Next, I diecut the circles and adhered the foil on top.  All I had to do after that was peel the other side of the foam adhesive and stick them to my card!  I finished the card with a few sequins.

So what do you think about the foil craze?  If you aren't ready to buy into a full machine the Deco Foil Adhesive and Transfer Sheets are a perfect and cheaper alternative.

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Lots of Love

Hi everyone!  It's Julissa of Paper Gems by Jules back again to share a SUPER simple card that you can make in just minutes.  All you need is one sentiment stamp, like Neat & Tangled's "Typed Sentiments", the beautifully detailed Whimsy Stamps "Envelope Edgers" Die Set and a few pieces of coordinating design paper.

Using an A2 sized card base (5.5" x 4.25") in white, I based measurements off of that.  I cut a navy layer in 4.125" x 5.375", a white and gold patterned paper in 4" x 5.25" and another piece of navy in 3.75" x 5".  Next I used the Envelope Edgers die by Whimsy Stamps to die cut the smaller piece of navy card stock.  

I layered all of the pieces in size order onto the card base.  I cut a strip of gold glitter stock that I had in my scrap pile and added it to the top trim of the navy card stock.  I then lined up and stamped the "i love you" sentiment from the Neat & Tangled "Typed Sentiments" stamp set.  To keep it simple, I used white pigment ink.  The patterned paper I used had a few printed florals so I cut one out and added some Scrapbook Adhesive Thin Foam Squares to give it a little dimension.  And because I wanted just a little more bling, I added some gold Stickles drops around the floral and sentiment.

This card took me about 7 minutes to make, and a good amount of time was spent on deciding what paper to use.  Take a look at some of your sentiment stamps and make use of that beautiful patterned paper you have to make your next card!  Don't forget to check out what new stamps are at and be inspired!

Thanks so much for following along!  

Happy Crafting!

Friday, April 19, 2019

Some Kind of Wonderful...

Hello, hello!  It's Lisa here with you on this fantastic Friday, and with the warm weather popping up here in Ohio so are the flowers.  Of course that can only mean one thing... I just had to go floral for my post today!  Altenew is one of my favorite companies when it comes to floral stamps, and there have been some beautiful new ones released more recently.  Including the fabulous Dainty Bouquet set, with it's subtle depth in color...

To create this card I started by stamping my image first in a light grey ink, and then added greens and pinks in two different shades with the layering images.  Now, this set has two large floral bouquet images and no sentiments so my eyes happened to fall on my Stamp Market Just Wonderful Stamp Set and I found it to work perfectly with my flower.  I decided to diecut my panel with an old "postage stamp" look, and adhered it with foam adhesive onto colored cardstock.  As a finishing touch I adhered a few clear rhinestones and called it a day.

I was so excited with how this card turned out and the depth this layered floral image was able to achieve.  This card was so easy to put together, and probably looks way more complicated than it really is.  Check out the new Altenew florals in the store now and grab yours before they are gone!

Happy Crafting!

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Wish Upon A Star

Happy Thursday, Crafty Doodle Friends!  It's Jules again of Paper Gems by Jules with a crafty wish come true!  I love using a variety of items to make one card.  In this week's card, I used the Lawn Fawn "Upon a Star," My Favorite Things "Grassy Hills" Dienamics, Tim Holtz Distress Ink and white embossing powder.  Follow along to see how you can make a starry night on your next card.

I first started with a 4" x 5.25" piece of Bristol Smooth card stock.  First step was to line up all the stary stamps and sentiment. Before using Lawn Fawn Embossing Ink Pad, I brushed non-stick powder on the card stock.  Then I stamped the images using my Misti to ensure that all was stamped.  I then heat embossed clear embossing powder.  Because the paper is white, the clear embossing will mask the ink applied later.

I then applied four Distress Inks (Shaded Lilac, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot), blending light to dark to make the sky.  I then found some scrap green and die cut it.  To add shadows, I used three Distress Inks (Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss and Black Soot).  Keeping the light source in the middle and leaving room for our furry foxes.

The foxes were stamped using Gina K Amalgam Ink in Jet Black onto Copic friendly paper and fussy cut out.  I colored both of them the same, leaving their tail tips white.  I also tried to keep the light source in the center of each of them, making their bottoms darker.

Putting it together from here was easy.  I added the grass and used Scrapbook Adhesive 3D Foam Squares behind the foxes for a little pop.  To ground the little furry characters, I used a grey Copic marker to sketch shadows under them in the grass.  To frame the entire image, I matted it on black card stock before adhering to the card base.  

Thank you so much for joining me in another week of Crafty Doodleness!  I hope you enjoyed. Below are some of the supplies used.  Use the links in the blog to find some at and MORE!

Until next time... Happy Crafting!